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Benthic Haploniscidae (Isopoda) collected around Iceland during the BIOICE, IceAGE, IceAGE2,IceAGE_RR and IceAGE3 expedtions in 1992-2020
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Kürzel, Karlotta; Svavarsson,Jörundur; Paulus, Eva; Brix, Saskia (2021) Benthic Haploniscidae (Isopoda) collected around Iceland during the BIOICE, IceAGE, IceAGE2,IceAGE_RR and IceAGE3 expedtions in 1992-2020.
Contact: Brix, Saskia

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Benthic Haploniscidae (Iopoda) in this data set were collected during BIOICE (Benthic invertebrates of Icelandic waters), IceAGE (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology), IceAge 2 (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology 2), IceAGE RR (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology Reykjanes Ridge) and IceAge 3 (Icelandic marine Animals: Genetics and Ecology cruises 3) projects during 1992- 2020 more

The marine environment around Iceland is a heterogenous habitat with many ridges, coral reefs and vents which is due to the region sensitive to climate change. Through a series of BIOICE cruises, extensive taxonomic knowledge as well as data about the distribution of the local marine fauna was gained and an extensive dataset was created. To further broaden the understanding about the local fauna, in 2011 the first cruise of the IceAGE project aimed to resample certain BIOICE stations. To further aid ecological research, new stations were added, abiotic parameters were measured, and genetic samples were collected. This dataset contains three haploniscidae genera and haploniscidae 13 which were collected around Iceland. Sampling was conducted at a depth between 64 m and 2750 m utilizing detritus sledges, triangle dredges and an Agassiz trawls during the BIOCE project and with an EBS (Epi benthos sledge) during the four IceAGE projects. During the BIOICE detritus sledge samples underwent a series of different sieving steps but agassiz trawl and triangle dredge samples were hand-picked on board. Detritus sledge samples were afterwards tored in 5% buffered formalin (Brökeland et al., 2017). During the IceAGE projects sample were cooled on board of the research vessel until further processing. Hand-picked specimens were fixed with RNA later and undenatured 96% ethanol others were frozen for further analysis. Samples which underwent a sieving process were stored in 96% denatured ethanol.

Biology > Benthos > Zoobenthos
Marine/Coastal, Deep sea, Detritus feeders, Isopoda, research vessel, Zoobenthos, ANE, Iceland Sea, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Haploniscidae Hansen, 1916

Geographical coverage
ANE, Iceland Sea [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -32,8634; MinLat: 57,6176 - MaxLong: 0,0252; MaxLat: 69,2495 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1992 - 2020

Taxonomic coverage
Haploniscidae Hansen, 1916 [WoRMS]


Count (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Depth (spatial coordinate) of sampling event end relative to water surface in the water body [BODC]
Description of the bed [BODC]
Length of sampling track [BODC]
Salinity of the water body [BODC]
Temperature of the water body [BODC]

University of Hamburg (UNI HH)data creator
Kürzel, Karlotta
Senckenberg am Meer; German Centre for Marine Biodiversity Research (DZMB), moredata creator
Brix, Saskia
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RUG), moredata creator
Paulus, Eva
University of Icelanddata creator
Svavarsson, Jörundur

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Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2021-09-06
Information last updated: 2022-08-02
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